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How to Determine if Weeds Are Damaging Your Lawn

Having a lush, green yard without any weeds is what every homeowner strives for. Keeping up that beautiful lawn takes a lot of work. If you’re not careful, one tiny clump of crabgrass can effectively take over and damage your entire yard. It’s crucial to inspect on a regular basis to determine if weeds are damaging your lawn.

Understanding Weeds

The best way to get a handle on weeds is to understand them and how they grow. In general, weeds are plants that scavenge to find nutrient-rich soil to thrive in. As weeds can grow fast with minimal nutrients, your watered and fertilized yard is an easy target. 

Weeds Need Nutrients Too

Like grass, weeds need sunlight, water, and nutrients to grow. However, these sneaky plants can survive by taking in more of one nutrient, such as phosphorus. This is the opposite for grass as it needs the proper balance of all nutrients to grow. 

Weeds become a true pest with their ability to latch on to one nutrient. This causes deprivation because the weeds are taking in all of one certain nutrient your landscape has to offer. Deprivation leads to weak spots in your lawn, destroying the yard you worked so hard to maintain. 

Areas Prone for Growth

There are certain areas where weeds are prone to grow. Some probable areas to look for are bare spots, soggy patches, or sunny corners. If you have an area with this trio, you will need to watch for lurking invaders competing for space. 

Toxic Weed Damage

Some weeds are parasitic, which can cause a serious issue for your landscape and other plants. There are certain species which can infect your lawn with toxins and kill it.

In some circumstances, parasitic weeds can be poisonous to pets or livestock. These harmful nuisances need removal as soon as possible. 

Tips for Weed Prevention

Here are some helpful tips if you are concerned about weeds damaging your lawn. These tips are great for both treatment and prevention from further infestation:

  • Purchase quality weed control products
  • Fertilize your lawn at the recommended intervals each year
  • When watering, be careful not to over-saturate the ground
  • Make sure to use the high setting on your lawnmower
  • Go organic

The Benefits of Going Organic

At Sponzilli Landscape Group, we strive to create a healthier and greener landscape. One of the ways we do this is by employing top of the line organic substances for lawn maintenance.

Organic lawn care creates a slower and more consistent growing lawn. Because of this more reliable growing schedule, you can leave your lawn at a longer height than usual, effectively shading out weeds. By removing inorganic pesticides that harm necessary organisms, your lawn will flourish, and weeds will disappear. 

Please contact us if you have tried any of these processes and need additional help. Our experts will answer any questions or concerns that you may have and help you create a luxurious and healthy landscape.